Along the former trail that leads to the High Commission Mine near Downieville, an iron cross stands alone, marking the final resting place of Henry Dalgas, a native of Denmark who died in Downieville on August 29, 1860. Unfortunately, I have never found any records on Henry Dalgas – how old was he when he passed away? What did he do in Downieville? Did he have any remaining family members? These questions remain unanswered.
The Mohawk Community Art Faire (MCAF) is coming back this year after the pandemic recess of 2020. The Art Faire is sponsored by the Mohawk Community Resource Center (MCRC) in Blairsden. Covid-19 caused last year’s show to be canceled but it’s back this year in full force. It will be held on the two days after Thanksgiving at the Graeagle Fire Hall in downtown Graeagle.
It has been traditional to name a vendor in the Faire as the featured artist and this year it is George Halvorsen of Clio. George is a longtime Plumas County resident and has been seen for years in numerous craft fairs in and around Plumas and Sierra Counties. His art is woodworking and he creates beautiful and distinctive pieces of fine furniture and wood accessories appreciated by a wide audience. George worked as a general contractor for 39 years in Santa Rosa and Graeagle and has been producing fine furniture in his home workshop in Valley Ranch for the last 20 years. He has been a part of the MCAF since its inception in 2014.